You might have seen someone who is typing with a red-coloured text, or text that's waving. Typing like this is called chat effects, and you can only see them if you have the chat effects part of your settings in your control panel on. Chat effects will only appear over the head of the person using them, not in your chat box - there, the text will look normal.
To use the chat effects, you will need to write the code, and a colon ( : ) right after it with no space, and then your message without a space before the first word. For example, writing red:Hello would make you say "Hello" with a red font, but if you throw in a space and write red: Hello, you would actually say "Red: Hello" in game... Here is a full list of the codes:
|Red: Text is red||Wave: Text moves up and down.|
|Yellow: Text is yellow (default colour)||Wave2: Text waves diagonally.|
|Green: Text is green||Shake: Text shakes bizarrely.|
|Cyan: Text is cyan||Slide: Text slides from up to down.|
|Purple: Text is purple||Scroll: Text scrolls from left to right.|
|White: Text is white|
|Flash1: Flashes between red and yellow text|
|Flash2: Flashes between cyan and blue|
|Flash3: Flashes between light and dark green|
|Glow1: Text fades from red, to orange, to yellow,
to green, to cyan
|Glow2: Text fades from red, to magenta, to blue,
to dark red, to red
|Glow3: Text fades from white, to green, to white, to cyan|
Now, if you want to do something really advanced, you can use one of the colours AND movements at the same time. For this you need to write the colour first, and then scroll/wave. For example you could write something like this red:wave:Hello everyone and you would say "Hello everyone" with a red waving text.
Emotes are a nifty feature. You can make your character perform various actions and poses by simply clicking your desired emote. Activate one by clicking on its image in your Emote menu, accessed by clicking on the waving man icon. The image displayed in each spot is the emote activated when clicking it. You can also hover the mouse over the image for a tooltip to appear displaying the name of the emote. Coloured emotes are ones you have unlocked, while grey emotes are ones you haven't unlocked. Emotes are also split up into different groups and are as follows: All, All (unlocked), Greetings, Conversation, Dance, Feelings, Mime, Zombie, Holiday, Achievements, Weather, Treasure Trail, Loyalty
Jump for Joy
One Piercing Note:
|Stronghold of Player Safety:
Stronghold of Security:
Buyable emotes (F2P):
*The Super September emote was unlocked after completing 15 challenges during the Super September challenge in September 2013.
In addition to common internet shorthand (brb, lol, g2g, etc.) RuneScape players have developed a set of slang for RuneScape items, places and terms. Hover over each term for more information.